While there is a lot of uncertainty of the direction that the U.S. is heading for the next four years, there are many things on many peoples mind now that the elections are over, which one of them is not next year’s resolution, but instead their financial future for 2013 and beyond.
According to NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers), there will be an increase in hiring by 13% for new college graduates next year compared to the 2012 survey.
Employers in industries such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, computers, and electronics are expected to lead the way on the highest percent rate increase in new hires.
The top 10 degrees that will be in demand are finance, Computer and Information Science, Accounting, Business Administration Management, Management Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Marketing & Marking Management, and finally Economics.
The last survey done by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that at the end of October 2012, the U.S. unemployment rate was at 7.90 %, and that at the beginning of October 37 states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate decreases, and only 7 states had increases and 6 others had no change.
Health care added the most jobs with 44,000, transportation and warehousing grew 17,000, financial services added 13,000 as well.
Now with the current conditions of the “economy” many of these numbers or projections may change like in the case of Hostess who has now disappeared, and other jobs that are changing their structures from full time employees to part-time employees just to stay in business, which ultimately affects everyone in many different ways.
In a very competitive job market these days, in which everyone with or without a degree has been shifted around.
How does this affect your soon to be new year?